Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “We Are the Romani People: Volume 28” as Want to Read:
We Are the Romani People: Volume 28
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Preview

We Are the Romani People: Volume 28

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  61 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Written by a Romani (gypsy), this introduction to Roma life, health, food, culture, and society provides an insightful look at this despised but mysterious minority originating in India. Extensively illustrated, it looks at the people, their history since leaving India 1,000 years ago, and their rejection and exclusion from society in the countries where they settled. It o ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by University Of Hertfordshire Press
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about We Are the Romani People, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about We Are the Romani People

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 184)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
MV
This is an average introduction into the study of the Roma/Gypsies. It is written in elementary language with a lot of basic information. I had a feeling it was meant for young children to read. It got quite condescending in some parts, especially when it set out to teach people how to deal with Roma, and emphasized over and over that this is a culture that is different. It was also full of what Roma/Gypsies are not, when more information of the culture and such would have been better. Positive ...more
lavinia
In wanted to learn more about the social aspects of this ethnicity, and this book was an "ok" introduction. Although short, it helped me understand more their perspective and I think our society has made many serious mistakes with their discrimination.

Today, in Romania at least, I feel like Romanies are not even given a chance. Too bad this book focused so much on language, cuisine and grammar, aspects that were not of particular interest to me. However, I did enjoy reading the chapters regardin
...more
Roger Dawd
Within the field of Romani studies, this work makes a wonderful introduction; it will certainly wipe out the stereotypical images that most of us have of the Romani people ("tramps and thieves") and will open our eyes to their complex and painful history, their language and their culture. It really is a great place to start for anyone who wishes to no more about Romanies. I highly recommend it.
Jeannette
This is a book in it's own class and it's a shame that more people won't have read it. It tells you everything you could/would ever want to know about the Romani people (Gypsies). Of course I have a special palce in my heart for these people so I loved finding out more about them, especially from an educated Roma like Ian Hancock.
Victoria
Excellent introduction to Romani history and identity, past and present.
Kim
Feb 17, 2008 Kim rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: romani
Good pictures!
Anuja
Anuja marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2015
Peterh
Peterh marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2015
Pham Linh
Pham Linh marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2015
Jericho
Jericho is currently reading it
Mar 24, 2015
Annie
Annie marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2015
Vienna
Vienna marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2015
Sanela
Sanela marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2015
Kldeighton
Kldeighton is currently reading it
Apr 20, 2015
Andre
Andre marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2015
Susan
Susan marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2015
Jeremy Endsley
Jeremy Endsley marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2015
Nadya Georgieva
Nadya Georgieva marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2015
Jacqueline
Jacqueline marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2015
Jessica
Jessica marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2015
Kate Hickman
Kate Hickman marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2015
Amy
Amy marked it as to-read
Dec 26, 2014
Schardé
Schardé marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Pariah Syndrome: An Account of Gypsy Slavery and Persecution John Gorton: He Did It His Way Danger! Educated Gypsy: Selected Essays Danger! Educated Gypsy Romani Studies Vol4

Share This Book